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pervade

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verb per·vade \pər-ˈvād\

Simple Definition of pervade

  • : to spread through all parts of (something) : to exist in every part of (something)

Full Definition of pervade

per·vad·edper·vad·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to become diffused throughout every part of

Examples of pervade

  1. A feeling of great sadness pervades the film.

  2. Art and music pervade every aspect of their lives.



Origin of pervade

Latin pervadere to go through, pervade, from per- through + vadere to go — more at per-, wade


First Known Use: 1659



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